On this day: November 23

POSTED: 10:55 PM PST Nov 21, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 22, 2014 

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and "Three Men and a Baby" cleans up at the box office, all on this day.

OTD November 23 - Roald Dahl
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Library of Congress

1990: British writer Roald Dahl, the author of such books as "James and the Giant Peach," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Matilda" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox," dies of a blood disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, at the age of 74 in Oxford, England. Dahl also served in the British Royal Air Force during World War II, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer and rose to the rank of Wing Commander.

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